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Cry Wolf (2005)

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Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

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Jeff Wadlow

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Yates Erica Yates ... Becky
Julian Morris ... Owen
Lindy Booth ... Dodger
Jane Beard Jane Beard ... Miss McNally
Gary Cole ... Mr. Matthews
Jared Padalecki ... Tom
Jesse Janzen Jesse Janzen ... Randall
Paul James ... Lewis
Sandra McCoy ... Mercedes
Ethan Cohn ... Graham
Kristy Wu ... Regina
Sabrina Gilbert Sabrina Gilbert ... Game Player
Ashleigh Pixley Ashleigh Pixley ... Game Player
Shauna Sauls Shauna Sauls ... Game Player
Ranel Johnson Ranel Johnson ... Game Player
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Storyline

Nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth. When a young woman is found murdered, a group of local high school students decide to further scare their classmates by spreading online rumors that a serial killer called "The Wolf" is on the loose. By describing "The Wolf's" next victims, the students' game is to see how many people they can convince - and if anyone will uncover the lie. But when the described victims actually do start turning up dead, suddenly no one knows where the lies end and the truth begins. As someone or something begins hunting the students themselves, the game turns terrifyingly real. Written by focus features

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It's High School... Nothing Is Real. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Living the Lie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,551,000, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$10,047,674

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,585,495
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rogue Pictures, Hypnotic See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

America Online helped to publicize the film by launching an alternate reality game for AIM users by sending instant messages to each other, which ran for the duration of the film's promotion. The game itself is similar to "Mafia", replacing townspeople and mafia with sheep and wolves. See more »

Goofs

(at around 47 mins) When Dodger and Owen are talking outside the Halloween party, Dodger's cape is over her right shoulder. When Owen walks away after they finish talking, her cape is pulled back off of her shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Yo O-Dog, what do you think a murder victim looks like?
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Scream meets Skulls
25 January 2006 | by richard1973-1See all my reviews

The brief read up I read I had it down as a typical low budget slasher, and it had bon jovi as an actor in it. So things weren't looking up before I even pressed play.

However it was quite good, it started off with a typical slasher killing of a girl in the woods, then after that a story and plot develops based on it.

A rich British lad has been expelled from school in England and faces a drugs charge, but good 'ol daddy twists a few arms and gets him shipped off to America and join a private posh school campus.

Here he meets a bunch of kids, and as a prank they decide to use the recent murder nearby in the woods as their joke.

So they send out a group email to the whole campus saying 'this happened at my old school there were 6 murders, the first was in the woods with a handgun, the 2nd murder was ... and so. They also give the killer a description of an orange ski mask and cameo jacket and using a knife for the 5 other murders, and went by the name WOLF.

As word spreads round the campus, 'is this real' or 'is it a joke?' it happens!! ohh one of the group goes missing!! And then other murders start to happen using their hoax descriptions! Quite a refreshing take on of the whole slasher/campus theme which holds a few twists and turns. Some are blatant too but never-mind.

Over all its an enjoyable movie which is filmed quite well. Cry Wolf looks to have a decent budget to it too, it's good to not see typical bad acting in this style of movie. If I were to sum it up, it's Scream meets Skulls.


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